Game 3 POWER-HOUSE ~ Had Under in Gm 2! 5-2 Overall L2 Days!
Boston vs. St. Louis,
06/01/2019 20:00 EDT,
Score: 7 - 2
Total: -135/+5 Over
8* Over Bruins/Blues (8:05 ET): Surprise! After going w/ the Under in the first two games, it's time to play the Over in Game 3 as the Stanley Cup Finals move to the Gateway City. Much of this has to do w/ the number changing. The Over hitting in Game 1, then the Under hitting in Game 2 definitely came in non-conventional ways. Game 1 was pretty low-scoring early on (1-0 Blues after 1st period), but then things picked up a damn empty-net goal cost us the Under. Game 2 looked bleak early w/ the game knotted 2-2 after the 1st period. But then there was no more scoring until the GW goal in OT.
In each of the first two games, the winning side has enjoyed a rather drastic edge in shots on goal. It was 38-20 Bruins in Game 1, then 37-23 Blues in Game 2. Wednesday was Boston's 1st loss since April 30th (true!) as they'd been 8-0 this month. They've lost B2B games only once in the playoffs, that being Games 2-3 in Round 2 vs. Columbus. But after that is when the eight-game win streak came into play. There still have been only two games, both in the first round series vs. Toronto, that the Bruins surrendered more than three goals. But might Tuukka Rask's ridiculous playoff save percentage (.939) be set to regress?
St. Louis has scored multiple goals in all but two games this postseason, one of those coming way back in the first round. But they are dealing w/ a Boston side that scored three or more goals seven times during the eight-game win streak. Perhaps Jordan Binnington, a rookie, is prepared to hit a similar "wall" like Rask. The Over is 4-1 the L5 times the Blues have allowed two or fewer goals their previous game. 8* Over Bruins/Blues